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Sonic the Hedgehog (2014 film)
Sonic2014
Teaser picture (Inspired by a deviantart work created by Imaginashawn)
Studio(s) TalixArts Jr.
SEGA
Sonic Team
Distributor(s) DreamWorks Pictures
Starring
Liam Hemsworth
Mark Strong
Ashley Green
Christoper Mintz-Plasse
Laz Alonso
Samuel L. Jackson
Type Computer Animaton
Genre(s) Action/Advenutre
Theatrical Release Date(s)
May 23, 2014 (US)
May 24, 2014 (EU)
July 21, 2014 (JP)
Country of Origin United States
Europe
Japan
Original Language English
Budget $180,000,000
Box Office N/A
Rating(s)
PG-13
Runtime 98 minutes
Sequel(s) Secrets of Shadow

Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2014 computer-animated film based on SEGA's uber-popular Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. The film's story will retell Sonic's first meetings with Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose; and his first encounter against Dr. Robotnik. It will be directed by Andrew Adamson. The stellar voice cast include Liam Hemsworth, Mark Strong, Ashley Greene, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Laz Alonso, Samuel L. Jackson alongside Kevin James, Teresa Palmer, Zach Galifianakis, Jonathan Pryce, and Toby Jonrs.

The film is to be out May 23, 2014 and as well presented in regular 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX featuring Dolby Surround 7.1 sound.

Synopsis

Premise

Sonic, a young blue hedgehog, lives a perfect and quiet life in his hometown of Spring Hills. However, he finds it under attack by an robot invasion. After stopping the robots, Sonic discovers they came from an maniacal evil genius--and unbeknownst to Sonic, his greatest enemy--Dr. Robotnik. When he discovers his hometown semi-destroyed and a close friend gone, Sonic sworn to get revenge. But a visit of an Watcher, Zugo the Eagle informs Sonic about seven mystical stones of power known collectively as the Chaos Emeralds. When Zugo tells him that the mastermind behind his homeland's attack is after them, Sonic realizes he must find the stones before Robotnik does. In order to stop Robotnik once and for all, Sonic embark on a vigorous quest while meeting allies, defeating threats, and trying to keep his emotions over what happened to his home in check.

Plot

To read the plot, click here

Voice cast

Non-human voice characters

  • E-100 Alpha - One of Robotnik's creations; commander of the robot army (Computerized voice)
  • E-123 Omega - Another one of Robotnik's creations; decides to escape Robotnik's hold (Computerised voice)
  • Froggy - Big's pet frog
  • Cho - Cream's little Chao buddy

Characters

Sonicpose
TheEggman
AmyRosyRascal
TailsSlugger
Knuckles2006
BigtehCat
Cream2

Omega06

Screenshots

Sonic scene1

Sonic scene2 Tails,knuckles,amy Supersonic Robotnik

Production

TalixArts started its TalixArts Jr. studio early 2012 and officially came online in January 5, 2013. During 2012, TalixArts contracted a deal with SEGA to produce a film version of Sonic the Hedgehog based on the video game series. As soon as the deal was made, the distribution rights was sold to DreamWorks Pictures. DreamWorks chose Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek and Shrek 2, to helm this film. Talix will executive produce.

Early drafts had Robotnik/Eggman out as the main antagonist, but Talix mentioned "You can't have a Sonic film without the madman. You just can't." Eventually, Robotnik will be the film's main antagonist. Other redrafts had several main characters killed off, but due to many redrafts, most of them were kept throughout the entirety of the film, except for some few characters. Adamson mentioned, "Sonic's background as well as Tails', Knuckles', and others will be explored such in that Talix did a great job in making the reinterpretation very interesting. But stay true to the characters."

Music

Alan Silvestri will compose the film score and promise to use some of the scores from the video games and give them "an modern upgrade" he mentioned. The score soundtrack will be release May 20 alongside the, "Sonic the Hedgehog - The Movie Album" version.

Here are samples of the end credits music:

end credits music 1
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end credits music 2
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end credits music 3
TalixAdded by Talix
♪~ "E.G.G.M.A.N
end credits music 4
TalixAdded by Talix

Score soundtrack

Overall minutes: 60:79 minutes

Songs
Track number Song Composer Minutes
1 Sonic the Hedgehog (classic theme remix) Alan Silvestri 1:35
2 Spring Hills Alan Silvestri 4:59
3 Invasion Alan Silvestri 3:30
4 Escape Alan Silvestri 2:00
5 Zugo the Eagle Alan Silvestri 1:35
6 Chaos History Alan Silvestri 2:35
7 Enter the Eggman Alan Silvestri 4:00
8 Chaos Quest Alan Silvestri 3:35
9 Tails Alan Silvestri 2:35
10 Beware Alan Silvestri 2:30
11 Amy and E-123 Alan Silvestri 2:10
12 Knuckles Alan Silvestri 3:35
13 Cream and Big Alan Silvestri 2:35
14 Opportunity Alan Silvestri 3:00
15 Mountain Chase Alan Silvestri 1:35
16 Emerald-Crossed Alan Silvestri 5:00
17 Sky Kingdom Alan Silvestri 3:00
18 Eggman's Cavern Alan Silvestri 2:35
19 Emotional Crisis Alan Silvestri 3:00
20 Death Egg Alan Silvestri 3:00
21 Showdown Alan Silvestri 2:35
22 End Credits Alan Silvestri 3:00

Sonic the Hedgehog - The Movie Album soundtrack

Songs
Track number Artist Song
1 Linkin Park Burn It Down
2 Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis from Zebrahead His World
3 Crush 40 What I'm Made Of...
4 Paul Shortino E.G.G.M.A.N
5 Panic! At The Disco Mercenary
6 Crush 40 Never Turn Back
7 30 Seconds to Mars Savior
8 Thousand Foot Krutch War of Change
9 Shinedown Enemies
10 Fireflight Now
11 No Doubt Gravity
12 Crush 40 His World (remix)

Reception

As the early reviews come out, most reviewers have positive feedback.

Sega and the Sonic Team gave a collective statement, "We are proud of this adaptation of our most popular mascot. The film will be great for all ages alike even fans who have played Sonic games since the early 90's would find this acceptable."

Box Office

Coming soon

Sequel

There are plans for a sequel to follow up the events of the film even if the film has moderate success. The potential sequel is rumored to be out in July 2016. It is confirmed the sequel will be titled, Sonic the Hedgehog: Secrets of Shadow.

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